PRESS RELEASE by Jean Smullen
Spanish Wine Week at La Cave
Tuesday 5th October, 2021
Spanish wines are currently in great demand. There are so many positives in terms of their production and innovation to appeal to the Irish wine consumer. It is not surprising to see that Spain overtook France and Italy here in terms of volume sales in 2018 and today Spanish wine is the second most popular country of origin on the Irish market.
Spanish wine has a lot going for it, the climate is generally excellent for viticulture, there are plenty of old vines and a lot of indigenous grape varieties. Spain also has a very good track record when it comes to producing organic and biodynamic wines. 90% of organic grapes globally come from European wine regions, and within Europe Spain comes in second place in terms of organic production, 11.6% of all wines produced in Spain are now organic.
Wines of Spain continue to be very active on this market in terms of their promotional work and this has helped sales of Spanish wine to grow strongly. Initiatives such as Spanish Wine Week help drive awareness for Spanish wine with the Irish consumer.
Now that restaurants are open again and indoor dining is back, Wines of Spain will be turning its focus to the restaurant and wine bar sector. The 6th edition of the Spanish Food & Wine Week will be a focal point for this. Spanish Food & Wine week will take place from 4th-10th October, 2021 and the programme will include a number of consumer events featuring food and wine tastings and cookery demonstration presented by Ireland's most prestigious food and wine experts and chefs. Spanish Food & Wine week will also feature lots of discounts and promotional offers countrywide through a network of wine shops, off licences, restaurants, wine bars and on-line retailers.
On Tuesday 5th October, 2021, La Cave Wine Bar, Dublin's oldest and original wine bar will join forces with Jean Smullen WSET to offer a fun evening of Spanish Food and Wine in their upstairs function room. Jean will present a selection of six wines from a number of regions in Spain that will highlight the unique diversity of these Spanish wine styles. A selection of Tapas to match the wine will also be served. Those attending can enter a draw to win an exclusive wine hamper featuring all six wines. For the duration of Spanish Food & Wine Week, La Cave Wine Bar will also be offering a range of Spanish Wines by the Glass for their wine bar customers to purchase.
Tuesday 5th October, 2021 18:30-20:30 La Cave Wine Bar, 28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2. €25.00 (please note tickets much be booked in advance of the tasting)
Tel: (01) 679 4409